They don’t just give grades - they also get them.
On Friday, the Arizona State Board of Education released grades for school districts and schools across the state. The formula that determines school labels uses a wide range of academic measures, including results from the AzMERIT test and academic growth.
Peoria Unified School District’s overall results show eight schools moved up one letter grade.
Eighteen schools of PUSD’s 42 received A’s.
PUSD elementary schools
on “the A-team”:
• Desert Harbor
• Lake Pleasant
• Paseo Verde
• Peoria Traditional
• Sunset Heights
PUSD high schools who aced it:
• Sunrise Mountain
Peoria Elementary School saw the most growth moving from a D in 2017-18 to a B for the 2018-19 school year. This year was also the first for school labels for alternative schools. Peoria Flex Academy scored a B.
According to a PUSD press release, “The A-F Accountability System is just one of those tools.
“Throughout the school year, there are many ways teachers assess how students are doing in the classroom, including classwork, homework, quizzes, projects and teacher and counselor observations about individual student growth. The district also measures soft skills such as students’ ability to communicate, collaborate and think critically.”
A complete list of all Peoria Unified school labels is available at peoriaunified.org.